Molecular and Applied Sciences

Prospects guide to options with your molecular and applied biology degree

Becoming qualified, accredited and chartered:

It is important to remember that not all of the scientific specialisms have a chartered scientist route. Instead, science professionals specialise through academic research and joining the professional bodies and organisations that represent the community of specialists/practitioners in a particular field.

Case Studies

Jobs and vacancy listings

Professional Bodies

Sources of further information

Most of these web sites have pages dedicated to careers and general information.

Membership of the relevant institutions and attendance at conferences and workshops are very important for the following reasons:

  • It demonstrates enthusiasm for the academic and research activities carried out by the organisation
  • It provides those interested in academic careers with an opportunity to network with established academics at conferences
  • Identifying research supervisors / mentors
  • Access to relevant careers information
  • Deliver presentations on research projects you are currently engaged with.
  • Help you find your next job! 


The following publications are available for reference use at our Cavendish House information room.

  • Breakthrough - Your guide to careers in the pharmaceutical Industry 2007
  • Career Basics - Advice and Resources for Scientists from
  • A Career In Medicine: Do you have what it takes?
  • Careers for Scientific Types & Others with Inquiring Minds
  • Careers with a Science Degree
  • Critical Paths - 12 inspiring cases of ethical careers in science and technology
  • How to get a job in Medicine
  • New Scientist - Graduate Careers Special
  • Working in Health and Social Care